Friday, January 26, 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018

today . . .

I got to hold and snuggle a BRAND new baby!  Less than 24 hours old!  It was an exquisite spot in my day!  


Monday, January 8, 2018

pretty homes and white space

Anyone else purging and organizing like crazy??

Hoping I can keep it up even as we start back to school today but I know from experience that usually teaching & keeping us all fed + the life training that comes along with being a family (hello, I'm looking at you, rooting out selfish behaviors and sharp words particularly in these colder months when we are all inside together more) are usually more than enough to keep me busy in any given day, but we'll see.  

I've been challenging myself to get rid of half of what is in any given drawer, box, etc.  I am really enjoying having white space in my storage areas.  

I am also realizing that all of the decor I collected at Canton, antique stores and estate sales over a good 15 years or so from about 2000-2015 no longer really fits my style . . . hmmmm.  

I'm okay with that but also thinking about how to still have beautiful things in my home without spending a bunch/contributing to the "fast fashion" of home decor.  

Any thoughts??


happy little corner of my home filled with a sweet gift from a dear friend!  

Sunday, January 7, 2018

we love our library!

Cora and I got to spend time just the two of us on Thursday morning when brother's one day a week homeschool academy was back in session and her school was still on Christmas break.  

We went to the library to pick up our holds and turn in books.  We also went to the children's section, to storytime at her request and she got to pick her own four books to check out on her own card.  

Both of my kids love checking out their own books with the self - check machine on their own cards.  They each take their card to the machine whenever we go to see how many books are currently on their accounts.  Our guideline for now is that you may check out as many books as you are old to help them best keep track of and learn responsibility for their books.  

We also checked out a Grow a Reader kit - fun orange suitcases full of books, audio materials, toys, etc. all around a certain theme.  This one was baking.  That afternoon Cora and Nana baked bread together like the Little Red Hen.  

We also spied the State Parks backpack hanging on the hook by the checkout wall when we walked in.  Our library system has a backpack that includes a pass to enter the state parks available for check out.  We were able to check the backpack out and visited Roxborough State Park for the first time over the weekend for some really nice hiking.  

We love our library!

What is your favorite thing about your library?